Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

Relax while you soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life...

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

The Hayloft ref: CC125113

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£392-£672
3 star rating
The Hayloft
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Quality cottage style studio set within the grounds of Peacock Cottage, ideal for a romantic break at any time of the year
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Haycote Cottage ref: CC124175

Lowick near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£0-£0
4 star rating
Perfect for those wishing to be a little off the beaten track, this is a romantic hideaway for two with that all important pub within easy walking distance.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Peacock Cottage ref: CC125106

Outgate near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£482-£1760
4 star rating
Delightful 18th century cottage with superb enclosed gardens.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Old Filling Station ref: W43454

Broughton-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£348-£829
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Chapel Cottage ref: B6097

Blawith, nr. Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£289-£742
4 star rating
A quaint cottage in a private and remote area of the Lake District with excellent views over the Coniston Fells.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Newfield Cottage ref: LD2

Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£587-£1195
4 star rating
Conveniently located close to the heart of Coniston, this Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rose Lea Cottage ref: LYF

Outgate, nr. Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£443-£902
4 star rating
A picture perfect Lakeland cottage with period features and a secluded garden. Rural walks from the door.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Thompson Ground - Tarns Cottage ref: NP57

Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£346-£961
4 star rating
Tarn Cottage is located on a working farm alongside three other properties each of which enjoy private patios and panoramic views of Lakeland.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Tock How View ref: LH9

Outgate, Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£656-£1681
5 star rating
A stunning feature of this property is the south-facing terrace, which takes full advantage of the panoramic views.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Wilfin Beck Cottage ref: LZA

Cunsey, Windermere, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£607-£1637
4 star rating
Close to the shores of Lake Windermere and boasting fine period interiors, Wilfin Beck Cottage is a fantastic base for six.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Honey Pot Cottage ref: CC123288

Outgate near Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£366-£831
4 star rating
Honey Pot Cottage is listed in The Guardian newspaper’s Top 50 places to stay April 2016
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Cottage ref: 948

High Oxen Fell, nr. Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£262-£517
3 star rating
In the grounds of a National Trust property with spectacular views of woodland and mountains. Peace and seclusion guaranteed.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Jenlea Cottage ref: 26172

Grizebeck, nr. Kirkby-in-Furness, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£316-£955
4 star rating
Great rural location away from the honey pot areas with lovely views of both coast and country. Superb for exploring the Southern Lakes.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

West Vale Country House - West Vale Garden Apartment ref: W43295

Far Sawrey, nr. Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£365-£904
4 star rating
A contemporary holiday apartment finished to a high standard with French gardens out onto private gardens.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Turner’s Cottage ref: CC124183

near Coniston, Coniston, Hawkshead & Sawrey

£347-£547
3 star rating
Just three miles south of Coniston, Turner’s Cottage is a romantic hideway for two with a four poster bed, double ended roll top bath and the all important open fire.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI